Fall always arrives earlier than scheduled in the northeast, and despite the fact that I get a little annoyed when beach time is cut short, I can’t really complain. The textured, deep-hued leaves and clothing make cold weather almost worth it. Having grown up in Florida, I’ve spent most of my years deprived of fall, rendering boots, leather pants, and scarves completely irrelevant between the months of September and November. But now that I’m a resident of New England where “wicked” is used interchangeably with “very” and apple cider is locally produced, I can indulge in all things fall to the point of being really cheesy. Case in point? Wearing oxblood, also known as bordeaux, wine, and burgundy. There’s something about oxblood that feels neutral enough to replace chestnut and black, yet infinitely more interesting than either. And unlike solid reds or purples, it adds a warm pop of color to any outfit without clashing with other hues. It looks great for work, weekend, daytime or evening, but more importantly, it is universally flattering. Seriously, have you met anyone who didn’t look good in oxblood? See. Take a look at some of my favorite wardrobe picks for the season and share your thoughts in the comments.